1. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first TV airing on BET later this month. The show…

  2. U.K. Jewish Museum Explores the Intimate Side of Amy Winehouse

    July 03, 2013 12:18 AM EDT Amy Winehouse seemed to live in public, but her fans never knew the private person. An exhibition at London's Jewish Museum aims to reveal an intimate side to a troubled star who was also, in the words of her older brother Alex, "simply a little Jewish kid from North London with a…

  3. Lauryn Hill Vents on Racism, Slavery and the IRS in Open Letter

    June 29, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Lauryn Hill blames her tax woes with the IRS on historical racism, according to a lengthy open letter that appeared on the singer's Tumblr page yesterday (June 28). Hill, who is today set to begin serving three months in prison for failing to pay taxes on approximately $1.8 million in…

  4. Rihanna Feuds With Reporter Who Wrote 'Pop’s Poisonous Princess' Story

    June 26, 2013 5:34 AM EDT Rihanna does not take kindly to bad press. The Barbados-born pop star blasted Daily Mail journalist Liz Jones on Tuesday, digging up the most unflattering picture she could find of Jones and posting it to her Instagram account . In the caption, Rihanna calls Jones a “sad sloppy menopausal…

  5. 'The Voice' Down to 3 Finalists By 2 Coaches

    June 12, 2013 10:10 AM EDT Though "The Voice" nabbed the honor of Best Reality Competition Series at the Critics' Choice Television Awards on Monday night, not everybody on the NBC singing show can be a winner. Tuesday night's episode narrowed the field down to three singers and just two coaches,…

  6. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Retires Rollercoaster Drum Set

    May 28, 2013 4:09 AM EDT Motley Crue's Tommy Lee retired his 360-degree roller coaster drum kit on Saturday in Atlantic City, NJ. The May 25 show at the Taj Mahal marked the end of the band's tour, after which Lee tweeted, “Bye Bye Rollercoaster of Love!” The band reportedly smashed a bottle of…

  7. 'Superstar K' Champion Roy Kim Rules K-Pop Hot 100; 4minute & Secret Go Top 5

    May 10, 2013 8:21 PM EDT The weekly round-up of the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart with extra K-pop news bits. Roy Kim, champion of reality singing competition "Superstar K," rules for a second week on the K-Pop Hot 100 with his new song "Spring Spring Spring." The TV winner, who has…

  8. 10 Reasons to Get Excited About K-Pop in May

    April 30, 2013 6:30 PM EDT April was one exciting month for K-pop: Wonder Girls’ Sun revealed her pregnancy, the 2NE1/will.i.am collaboration was released worldwide , Lee Hi grabbed her 2nd No. 1 before turning 17 , G-Dragon launched his world tour and, of course, PSY continued to make history with his new single …

  9. Amy Winehouse Documentary In the Works

    April 25, 2013 6:09 AM EDT Universal Music and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Asif Kapadia are teaming to bring the story of Amy Winehouse's life and career to the big screen. Focus Features International, a division within the Universal empire, will shop the high-profile project to foreign buyers at next month…

  10. Lil Wayne, 'I Am Not A Human Being II': Track-By-Track Review

    March 22, 2013 12:56 PM EDT Lil Wayne's nearly two-decade tenure in rap has been punctuated with moments of audacity that not even the grimiest rappers dare touch. Wayne's led a double life in the game, where one moment he is yearning to penetrate pop territory and the next he's firing back as the …

  11. Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Jennifer Hudson Attend Amy Winehouse Tribute

    March 22, 2013 5:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett doesn't think Amy Winehouse's life was tragic. He believes the singer who died at age 27 lived a complete life because she was able to achieve her goal: becoming a respected musician. "Her dream was to become famous and a beautiful singer and she accomplished…

  12. Prodigy, Stone Roses Play A Soggy Future Music Festival Opener

    March 03, 2013 11:54 PM EST The Prodigy and the Stone Roses made a big splash Saturday as the Future Music Festival launched its Australian trek in appalling weather. On what turned out to be an incident-filled day, headliner DJ Avicii was a last-minute cancellation, as the star Swedish DJ was taken to hospital early on…

  13. The Postal Service, 'Give Up': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 19, 2013 2:30 PM EST In 2003, singer-songwriter Ben Gibbard had released three increasingly popular LPs with his alt-rock group Death Cab For Cutie. By the end of the decade, they would become the poster children for crossover-friendly indie rock, and Gibbard's deeply relatable, diary-style lyrics would…

  14. Remember The Time: Aaron Carter Breaks Down the 'Aaron's Party' Music Video

    January 31, 2013 3:00 PM EST One of the most successful teenage pop acts of all time, Aaron Carter scored hits in the late 90s and early 00s long before Justin Bieber became a household name. With hits like "Oh Aaron," "I Want Candy" and "That's How I Beat Shaq," Carter sold over 4…

  15. Dave Grohl's Sound City Players Tear It Up at Sundance

    January 19, 2013 1:15 PM EST Hours after his "Sound City" documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Dave Grohl took 800 fans on a three-hour musical odyssey at Park City Live that emphasized his personal connection to the Van Nuys, Calif., recording studio his film chronicles.   Taking the stage at 9…

  16. Second Amy Winehouse Investigation Confirms Alcohol Death

    January 08, 2013 9:05 AM EST Amy Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed drinking after a period of abstinence, a second coroner's inquest confirmed Tuesday. Coroner Shirley Radcliffe ruled that the 27-year-old soul singer "died as a result of alcohol toxicity" and recorded a…

  17. K-Pop Hot 100: Secret Rises to Top 10 After Van Accident

    December 17, 2012 11:35 AM EST Popular girl group Secret were set to make a big comeback with their latest single "Talk That." The melancholy, nostalgic ballad was perfect for winter and Secret had just recently landed themselves another Top 10 single with the funky "Poison" just a few months back. Yet…

  18. Amy Winehouse Death Inquest to Be Heard Again

    December 17, 2012 8:10 AM EST Officials in London say the inquest into the death of soul singer Amy Winehouse was overseen by a coroner who lacked the proper qualifications and will be re-heard next month. Camden Council says a new hearing will take place on Jan. 8. Winehouse was found dead in her London home in July 2011…

  19. Danish Theater Cancels Amy Winehouse Play

    November 26, 2012 9:32 PM EST A play about Amy Winehouse that was to premiere in Denmark in January has been canceled after the late British singer's family blocked its use of her music and photos. Winehouse spokesman Chris Goodman said Monday the family had never granted the theater company permission to use the…

  20. Shiny Toy Guns' 'III': Track-By-Track Video

    October 23, 2012 1:15 PM EDT "III," the aptly-titled third studio album from Shiny Toy Guns , debuted today (October 23), following a hiatus, reunion, and four years without an album from the L.A. synth-pop group. The four members of Shiny Toy Guns -- Carah Faye, Chad Petree, Jeremy Dawson and Mikey Martin --…

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